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  • Hollywood Exerts Heavy Influence in Race to Succeed Henry Waxman

    Perhaps the most dynamic part of the race for an entertainment-heavy California congressional district is the cast of competitors: They include a spiritual teacher and author, a radio talk host, an Iraqi war veteran and criminal gang prosecutor, a...
  • L.A. sues JPMorgan Chase, alleges predatory home loans to minorities

    L.A. sues JPMorgan Chase, alleges predatory home loans to minorities
    The city of Los Angeles accused JPMorgan Chase & Co. of steering minority borrowers into risky home loans they couldn’t afford, triggering a foreclosure wave that hammered property values and city coffers. In a lawsuit filed Friday in U.S....
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates at six-month low; 30-year averaging 4.2%

    Mortgage rates edged down a hair this week, hovering at the lowest level in six months, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year fixed home loans at an average of 4.2% compared to 4.21% a week earlier. The average rate for a 15-year...
  • Cost of sheepskin going up

    Here's an early introduction to college life for incoming freshmen: The federal student loans they're banking on are getting more expensive. Interest rates for Stafford, Plus and the other main federal education loans for the 2014-2015 school year will...
  • Yes on Proposition 41

     Yes on Proposition 41
    In 2008, California voters authorized a $900-million bond issue to shore up a state program that financed low-interest mortgages for veterans. The bonds have never been sold, however, because demand for the loans has all but evaporated. Now, a new...
  • Home loans hit 14-year low as rates rise

    Home loans hit 14-year low as rates rise
    The mortgage industry's output of new loans is at the lowest point in 14 years, according to estimates from a trade publication.  Inside Mortgage Finance said Thursday that even in the depths of the financial crisis, mortgage lenders were busier than...
  • Mortgages may be easier to get than potential home buyers believe

    WASHINGTON — Are you on the home-buying sidelines this spring because you think you won't be able to qualify for a mortgage? Do you know what sort of FICO credit scores are being accepted by lenders at the moment — they're lower than they were...
  • Repay loans or invest in the market? What to do with a tax refund

    Dear Liz: I got a big tax refund this year and am trying to figure out what to do with the money. Right now I have school loans with a 4% interest rate that I do not need to make a payment on until 2024 with my current payment plan, but the amount I owe...
  • Mortgage lending slows to a 14-year low

    Mortgage lending slows to a 14-year low
    Fewer home sales and rising interest rates have led to the nation's lowest level of mortgage lending in 14 years. Just $235 billion in home loans were started in the first three months of the year, the lowest figure recorded in a quarter since 2000,...
  • Co-signing has risks for young borrower, too

    It doesn't always pay for young borrowers to add parents, grandparents or other relatives as co-signers to get a lower interest rate on a student loan from a bank. In some cases, when the co-signer dies or falls into bankruptcy, the action may trigger an...
  • Consumer borrowing in March saw largest increase in more than a year

    Consumer borrowing in March saw largest increase in more than a year
    Consumers increased their borrowing in March by the largest amount in more than a year in a sign of increased economic growth this spring. Outstanding consumer credit, which includes credit card balances and auto and student loans, jumped $17.5...